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Otahuna Lodge

Christchurch, New Zealand's South Island, New Zealand


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Luxury Holidays At Otahuna Lodge

Built in 1895 by parliamentarian, Sir Heaton Rhodes, Otahuna Lodge – with its romantic rooflines and elaborate architectural detail – is one of New Zealand’s most iconic Heritage-listed properties and is a member of Relais & Châteaux. Interiors retain traditional features, such as the original fireplaces, period furniture and stained-glass windows, whilst the divine guest suites offer views of the spectacular gardens or the Southern Alps. Such is the status of the property, the magnificent Verandah Suite once hosted King George VI and the lodge additionally  houses a private collection of New Zealand art – thirty-five pieces - including works by Peter Beadle and Craig Primrose. During the autumn and winter, the lodge is a magnet for gourmands from around the globe, who come to sample the incredible flavours of the New World Truffle, grown nearby at Brochii Park Truffière.

  • Type: Lodge
  • Summary: Fabulous views surround this award-winning retreat
  • Feature: Superb dining with many ingredients locally grown
  • Rooms: 5 suites & 2 master suites
  • Star rating: NZ Luxury Lodge
  • Nearest airport: Christchurch Airport
Okahuna Lodge Exterior
Location and transfer

Situated in Tai Tapu (South Island); 35 minutes from Christchurch Airport.

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Hotel Experiences

A stay at Otahuna Lodge is all about tranquillity, relaxing and de-stressing. Embark on woodland walks and horse-riding, or borrow one of the lodge's bikes and explore the vast country estate, as well as its surrounding lakes. For those with an interest in the culinary world, there are three-hour cooking classes to be enjoyed and a whole garden of ingredients to inspire you. In addition, heli-skiing, wilderness treks, lunch at Pegasus Bay Winery and trips to the harbour town of Akaroa can all be arranged.


Combining complete luxury with the striking natural beauty of its surroundings, few places in the world match Otahuna Lodge in charm and romance. With just seven guest suites - each complete with a deep-soaking bath, luxurious fabrics and freshly picked flowers - a stay here ensures true privacy and exclusivity. Enjoy an intimate woodland stroll through the lodge's enchanting 118-year-old gardens, before enjoying a culinary celebration of New Zealand at a private table for two in the sunken wine cellar. For a shared experience of a lifetime, take a thrilling helicopter ride over the breathtaking Southern Alps.

Spa & Wellness

Embrace the sense of calm that pervades Otahuna Lodge and its striking surroundings, with an indulgent and relaxing massage from an exclusive menu offering various treatments, styles and pressures. The tranquil Woodland Studio will provide a contemporary haven for luxurious one-hour or 90-minute massages.


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Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Platinum Service Award in 2021 for achieving Gold Trusted Service for three consecutive years. This independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews and achieve an overall score of 4.5 or more – a testament to our seamless, personalised service, no matter what the world throws at us.

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